Health Archive
17 December 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Traumatic brain injuries have been detected in 94 percent of subjects though a blood test developed by Orlando Health. According to NIH-funded research, the sensitive test potted signs of trauma not seen on CT scans.
16 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Why are there more mustaches in top medicine jobs than women?
16 December 2015, 05:00 PM ET
The small number of people in the U.S. who contracted Ebola have all experienced complications from the disease after they recovered, including hair loss, joint pain and eye problems, according to a new report.
16 December 2015, 02:39 PM ET
A tongue-in-cheek medical journal article takes a spooky tone with its metaphor for infectious disease.
16 December 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Intermittent fasting, or fasting just a few days a week, was initially decried by health experts as unhealthy. But new studies show it might not be so bad.
15 December 2015, 07:02 PM ET
The level of "neural noise," or the random neural activity in the brain increases when people are given THC, a new study finds.
15 December 2015, 04:05 PM ET
What to worry about after a bout of shingles.
15 December 2015, 07:31 AM ET
Although individual ingredients in preworkout supplements may have some modest benefits for athletic performance, proprietary blends have less scientific backing.
14 December 2015, 07:01 PM ET
Neurologists' recent analysis of Russian president Vladimir Putin's peculiar walk trace its origins to training Putin received while in the KGB.
14 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Videos of the Russia's President, Prime Minister, and Fmr. Minister of Defense reveal reduced right arm swing while walking. Researchers theorize this is "gunslingers gait," a conditioned behavior resulting from weapons training.
14 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Do medical scientists have a thing for Bob Dylan?
14 December 2015, 04:39 PM ET
Health officials raise concerns about Zika virus, a denguelike infection spreading rapidly in the Americas.
14 December 2015, 03:02 PM ET
Unseasonably warm fall temperatures in the northeastern United States mean that blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), also known as deer ticks, are active later into December than is usually the case.
14 December 2015, 02:01 PM ET
The percentage of young adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes has dropped in recent years, but the decline could be due to this population switching from cigarettes to other forms of tobacco.
14 December 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Children born to women who took antidepressants during their second or third trimester of pregnancy may face an increased risk of autism, a new study finds.
14 December 2015, 10:01 AM ET
Older people who have higher levels of stress may face a greater risk of developing cognitive problems, a new study finds.
14 December 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Want to eat for weight loss? Here's how to do it.
14 December 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Are calories really the key to weight loss?
14 December 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Many Americans are passing on their fruits and vegetables.
11 December 2015, 09:25 AM ET
Like alcohol, rich foods and tobacco, too much sleep and sitting around are not good for you — especially if they occur together.
10 December 2015, 06:11 PM ET
It may be late fall, but there's not much flu going around in the United States so far this season, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10 December 2015, 01:55 PM ET
Traveling during the holidays with little kids can be fraught with safety issues. Here are some tips for parents.
10 December 2015, 11:36 AM ET
Injuries that occur in cheerleading tend to be more severe than those that occur in other sports, a new study finds.
10 December 2015, 12:45 AM ET
Protein is a macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes.
10 December 2015, 12:01 AM ET
About 20 percent of U.S. children have problems with their cholesterol levels, such as high levels of "bad" cholesterol or low levels of "good" cholesterol, according to a new report.
09 December 2015, 06:50 PM ET
A pesticide that was once common in milk could be linked with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.
09 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
How happy you are doesn't seem to affect your risk of an early death, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
09 December 2015, 10:52 AM ET
Kids who were frequently bullied in 2nd grade have a greater risk of mental health problems in their teens and young adulthood.
09 December 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Checking on life expectancy in America…
08 December 2015, 05:39 PM ET
Most overweight Americans want to lose some pounds, but only half say they are seriously trying, a new poll suggests.
08 December 2015, 05:01 PM ET
The percentage of U.S. children who are diagnosed with ADHD is still on the rise, new research finds.
08 December 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Researchers have found a molecule that breaks down the clumps of protein linked with Alzheimer's disease.